Painting of the first A350 XWB MSN001 was completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse.
This latest milestone brings MSN001 one step closer to its first flight.
The aircraft painting was completed in less than seven days and follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification.
Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests.
MSN001 will soon start the final tests before its maiden flight this summer.
The first A350 XWB emerged from the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France in its fully completed livery on 13 May 2013
Painting was completed for the first Airbus A350 XWB on 13 May 2013, marking a key milestone before its maiden flight
Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. The painting follows the recent completion of MSN001’s flight-test-instrumentation (FTI) verification and final closure of all aircraft zones.
Painting of the first A350 XWB “MSN001” was today fully completed as it emerged in its Airbus livery out from the paintshop in Toulouse. Last month the aircraft underwent its engines installation, and passed a subsequent intensive phase of ground vibration tests
December 2019In the December 2019 issue of Airliner World, we celebrate yet another centenary as Avianca hits 100. We chart the Colombian airline’s history from pioneering early years, through challenging times as the flag carrier of a country gripped by political unrest and narcoterrorism, to the present day as it deals with the recent collapses of two affiliate carriers. We also chronicle the South American airline’s introduction of jet aircraft and analyse its bid to become one of the continent’s biggest players, before looking to the future and changes being made to safeguard the carrier’s stability.
Elsewhere in this edition, we look back at Niki Lauda’s life away from the fast lane and consider the impact he and his airlines had on the aviation industry. Additionally, we speak to the CEO and President of Cape Air – America’s biggest little airline – as they welcome the first of 100 Tecnam P2012 Travellers and look toward an electric future.
Other highlights include a visual feast from on board Ilyushins in Antarctica and an exclusive insight into displaying large commercial jets at trade shows such as Farnborough and Paris.
Finally, we bring you our comprehensive coverage of worldwide news, including Airbus’ recent deals with Spirit Airlines and Czech Airlines, Air New Zealand dropping its only European route and the latest member of the 787-10 club. We also have all our regular sections covering the latest commercial aircraft acquisitions, up-to-date accident reports and developments from the world of aviation training and MROs.